Get Messy | Season of Colour | Week 5

I have been so inspired to make colourful pages this season. I’ve even almost filled my journal – and it wasn’t a small one so I am really proud of what I’ve accomplished. And as we enter the last week of the Season of Colour, I am already beginning to mourn the end of this fantastic season of colourful tutorials and prompts.

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This first spread represents traditional colours for boys and girls. The journaling says ‘Boys wear blue, Girls wear pink – but why? I used techniques taught in Jules Cusworth’s new class Pen + Ink to make the background using a pinkish purple, blue and black tombow markers that I wet with a waterbrush. Love the inky, watercolour feel it made.

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Next up is a spread I made by grabbing a paint tube at random from my tub of many, many acrylic tubes. It is Liquitex Heavy Body Muted Collection in Muted Green. I haven’t used this colour very often, and green is not my favourite colour at all, but this shade has enough of a blue shade that I like it. I went with an paint blob technique and then squished the pages together. I added some white fluid acrylic to tone it down a bit and then journal on top.

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My last spread started with a background using more Pen+Ink techniques. I love the way markers turn into watercolour when wet. So cool. I added some washi tape after reading a thread in the Get Messy Facebook group about tools that people hated using, or were unsure how to use. I’ve had a stash of washi tape forever and almost never use it, but I don’t mind how it turned out on this spread. It pays to experiment doesn’t it.

I have a weekend of art making planned, what about you? I’d love to know what you are making at the moment.

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2 thoughts on “Get Messy | Season of Colour | Week 5

    1. Oh you really should join. It’s a great group – very inspiring and supportive.

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